Holidays in Capricorn Caves

Holiday Travel Guide
Rockhampton

Weave your way around a fascinating complex of caves, where you’ll find an eerie cathedral, a rock-climbing course and wildlife amid the geological wonders.

The Capricorn Caves have been a source of excitement and mystery in the Rockhampton region since 1882, when they were discovered and developed by a Norwegian settler. The caves have been entwined with ancient history and the Darumbal Aboriginal people’s traditional lands long before then. A journey through the breathtaking cave realm will unearth some of the region’s fascinating geological mysteries. Go on an exciting geology discovery tour or challenge yourself on the adventure course.

Enter the dark and eerie mouth of the Capricorn Caves and embark on your adventure. Go on a walking tour to the Cathedral Cave and take a seat in the cavernous chapel, which is complete with rows of wooden pews and atmospheric lighting. The stroll to and from the cathedral is about 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) and features an exciting zigzag pathway formed by the passage of water. Fairy lights and candles lead the way to the cathedral, which is renowned for its superb acoustics.

Learn about the fascinating history of the caves on the Geo Discovery tour, which takes visitors on an educational journey past stalagmites, stalactites, fossils and ancient bones. You’ll learn about the Capricorn Caves’ unique biology, geology and environment. If you’re lucky, you might spot some of the five species of bat that reside in the caves at different times of the year. Little bent-wing bats are the most common residents, while the elusive ghost bat is only seen by a lucky few.

If you’re feeling up for an adventure, try your luck at crawling, climbing and sliding through a subterranean playground. Go abseiling and rock climbing or try out the high-ropes challenge.

The Capricorn Caves are equipped with a range of accommodations, including cabins and a caravan park. Bring some lunch to grill on the on-site barbecues or stop by the Bat Bar for a drink. The caves’ visitor interpretation center has a reptile display and plenty of options for planning a visit to suit you.

The caves are situated just outside of Mount Etna Caves National Park, approximately a 30-minute drive north of Rockhampton. The caves are open daily and the cave experiences incur individual admission fees.

130 Cheap Hotels Near Capricorn Caves

True Blue Motor Inn
True Blue Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
1012 Yaamba Rd, Parkhurst, QLD
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$125 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Located in Parkhurst, this motel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Rockhampton Heritage Village, Limestone Creek Conservation Park and Aboriginal Dreamtime Cultural ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (119 reviews)
"The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Very clean and easy access to everything."

Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2021

True Blue Motor Inn
Capricorn Caves - Caravan Park
Capricorn Caves - Caravan Park
3.5 out of 5
30 Olsen Caves Road, The Caves, QLD
The price is AU$166 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Located in The Caves, this campsite is within a 15-minute walk of Capricorn Caves and Mount Etna Caves National Park. Rockhampton Heritage Village and Limestone ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (61 reviews)
"Property was private and very quiet. Bush surrounds. Large cabin. Perfect for family."

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2021

Capricorn Caves - Caravan Park
Korte's Resort
Korte's Resort
4.5 out of 5
984 Yaamba Road, Parkhurst, QLD
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$155 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Located in Parkhurst, this luxury hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Rockhampton Heritage Village, Limestone Creek Conservation Park and Aboriginal Dreamtime ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (264 reviews)
"Staff were friendly, rooms were spacious and well appointed. Food in restaurant was good, although restaurant was a bit functional rather than being a dining destination in its own right, but otherwise a very pleasant experience ."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2021

Korte's Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Capricorn Caves Hotel & Accommodation Deals

The Cosmopolitan Motel and Serviced Apartments
The Cosmopolitan Motel and Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
11 Albert Street, Rockhampton, QLD
The price is AU$94 per night from 27 Dec. to 27 Dec.
The Cosmopolitan Motel and Serviced Apartments
Capricorn Caves - Caravan Park
Capricorn Caves - Caravan Park
3.5 out of 5
30 Olsen Caves Road, The Caves, QLD
The price is AU$166 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Capricorn Caves - Caravan Park
Korte's Resort
Korte's Resort
4.5 out of 5
984 Yaamba Road, Parkhurst, QLD
The price is AU$155 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Korte's Resort
True Blue Motor Inn
True Blue Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
1012 Yaamba Rd, Parkhurst, QLD
The price is AU$125 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
True Blue Motor Inn
Casa Nostra Motel
Casa Nostra Motel
4.5 out of 5
1016 Yaamba Road, Parkhurst, QLD
The price is AU$126 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Casa Nostra Motel
Capricorn Motel & Conference Centre
Capricorn Motel & Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
703 - 751 Yaamba Road, Parkhurst, QLD
The price is AU$139 per night from 13 Dec. to 13 Dec.
Capricorn Motel & Conference Centre
Discovery Parks – Rockhampton
Discovery Parks – Rockhampton
3 out of 5
394 Yaamba Rd, Norman Gardens, QLD
The price is AU$138 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Discovery Parks – Rockhampton
Glenmore Tavern
Glenmore Tavern
3.5 out of 5
500 Yaamba St., Norman Gardens, QLD
The price is AU$111 per night from 3 Dec. to 3 Dec.
Glenmore Tavern
Empire Apartment Hotel
Empire Apartment Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1-5 East Street, Rockhampton, QLD
The price is AU$242 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
Empire Apartment Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.